Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

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Sister Concepta "Connie" Wavrunek goes home to the Lord

Sister Concepta "Connie" Wavrunek passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019, at Bornemann's Nursing Home.  The former Violet Mae Wavrunek was born May 31, 1927, in Antigo, daughter of the late Chris and... Read More

You can help us produce solar energy for $11.35

Solar array expansion will further cut our dependence on fossil fuels by Sister Mary Kabat (Spring 2019) -- As mentioned in the Winter Newsletter, the Sisters’ solar array is undergoing an expansion.... Read More

Want to be happy? Consider clearing out the clutter

Living with fewer things is an opportunity to grow a richer spiritual life, says blogger (Spring 2019) Editor’s Note: This year’s Lenten Day of Reflection for Women was on April 6, after this... Read More

Congregations to share resources and keep focus on mission

Functions that do not require a vowed member are considered (Spring 2019) -- Nine women religious congregations in Wisconsin and northern Illinois have begun a collaboration process that is the first... Read More

A bigger blueprint for a smaller carbon footprint

by Renae Bauer (January 2019)  -- Five years ago, the Sisters were pleased to announce plans to generate “green” energy by installing a 112-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system. Today, plans are... Read More

Day: ‘I firmly believe our salvation depends on the poor’

Talk examines the lives of Day and Merton and reveals a little about ourselves by Renae Bauer (January 2019) -- Both were flawed. Both were imperfect. Both were converts to Catholicism. And both have... Read More

Three Sisters return to Green Bay’s west side -- and have stories

Bart Starr’s dad, chicken dinners and a Mardi Gras celebration are a few of the Sisters’ fond memories (January 2019)  -- We’re back! Life can take a person full circle. So it is for us! When Sister... Read More

We rely on the Retirement Fund for Religious

Annual collection helps offset the cost of caring for our elder Sisters by Sister Mary Kabat Development Director How many Sisters live here?   This is the question I am asked most frequently when... Read More

Holy Spirit calls Sisters & lay people into a win-win relationship

34-year-old Associate Relationship adds dimension beyond our greatest dreams by Renae Bauer published December 2018 In the summer of 1981, more than 113 years after the founding of the Sisters of St.... Read More

Listening to youth; following their lead for reform

Sisters respond to resolution by studying gun issue and discussing solutions (October 2018) --  The Holy Spirit breathes where it will. In recent years God’s Spirit has inspired youth of our country... Read More